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Edgar Allan Poe house is now a literary landmark, ceremony held on Poe's 211th birthday

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 19:09:27-05

A special distinction for the man who wrote the raven.

Edgar Allan Poe's former home on Amity Street is now listed on the United for Libraries National Registry of Literary Landmarks.

The Poe house is the first literary landmark in the State of Maryland.

The dedication ceremony and 211th birthday celebrations drew fans from around the country.

“I went to his gravesite yesterday and then I participated in his birthday celebration where we toasted with cider, we read 3 poems and a short story, or rather actors did, and it was an awesome Poe experience,” said Sean Kauffman of Arizona.

The house is 190 years old this year.

Poe Baltimore is the nonprofit that maintains the house and museum and continues to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents.